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    Posted: 29 Oct 2014 at 9:30pm

Well, here goes the biggest upgrade I have ever done to my truck. Been buying parts for six months. Worked on it over the past couple of weeks, finished it up this past weekend.

 

Weber 32/36 carburetor, TransDapt 2" spacer/adapter, Redline air cleaner adapter, and a 10" Edelbrock air cleaner. Spectre carb stud kit and air cleaner bolt kit. Runs much better, has more power, and better gas mileage than the shot POS Hitachi. After a few adjustments and setting the timing to 12 degrees advanced it runs great! Also installed a new fuel filter,  160 degree thermostat, new antifreeze, Bosch wiper blades, and NGK V-power copper plugs.






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*1980 Datsun 720 pickup*

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Then I had a problem with my air filter getting wet through the hood vent!



After getting a few suggestions, some good and some awful such as weld them up... NO! I decided to try magnetic register covers designed for blocking off home heat/AC vents, works great! They were white, but I sanded and painted them black.




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That looks great!  Nice and clean engine bay, I also like the paint on the valve cover.  Any particular reason for the 160ยบ thermostat?
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Clean? Engine bay is actually dirty looking, I  Need to pressure wash again and paint.  I never want it to look like it did when I bought this truck. The entire engine compartment was black! I actually had the intention of polishing the valve cover out to a chrome look, but that was as good as it got! While it wasn't what I wanted it looked good. So I then decided to paint the center section and call it good.

I went with the 160 thermostat so the heater would come on faster in the winter, it was taking forever! Plus in my horsepower sports car days a lower temp T-stat kept the engine cooler and increased power slightly.

Here is a before picture showing the valve cover prior to cleaning, polish, and paint. I had just got done cleaning the intake manifold and painting it. Prior to installing the carburetor I got bored waiting on parts.



Side view. Even though it is blurry I like how the block shows. I love how Datsun painted the blocks blue!



And here is the whole truck!





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Looks awesome! I'm about to install my 32/36 Weber in my 1980 KC 720.... You've definitely got me wanting to tidy up my engine bay and get it looking better after seeing what you did to yours. Any major tips for a new guy putting installing my Weber and taking out my Hitachi?
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In the good words of knottyhead. ..   unholy the craptachi and throw it as far as you can.. hah. Do you already have the adapter plate and did it come with a linkage bracket?
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Which adapter plate? Anyway, I had the stacked plates to mount the carb onto the intake manifold but just didn't like the look of it or the way the size difference was transitioned. Seemed a little restrictive to me. So I bought the Trans Dapt 2107 on Amazon. As for the air cleaner adapter, didn't have that either. I didn't get a filter with the carb, and I really don't care for the little rectangular thing with the crappy clips that fall off, so I bought that adapter from RedlineWeber.com (sorry, no pictures)





As for the air cleaner adapter, didn't have that either. I didn't get a filter with the carb, and I really don't care for the little rectagluar thing with the crappy clips that fall off, so I bought that adapter from RedlineWeber.com (sorry, no pictures)



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Not quite done yet... Today I put on a fancy little Spectre chrome air cleaner nut and a small inline fuel filter before the carb to help filter the fuel better in addition to the one near the tank. (I have no idea why Photobucket decided to stretch the damn picture all funky?)






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Change that plastic filter to a metal one ASAP!   Those are more for lawn mowers.  You don't want that sucker getting a hole in it and spraying fuel on the exhaust manifold.   If you already have a new one in the stock location then the 2nd one isn't doing much of anything besides creating a potential leak.  I love the NGK wires, they are THE BEST.  Im not sure if you removed the rest of the emission crap or not but I noticed you started to. That junk hanging off the intake mani can go in the scrap bin. Keep up the good work.
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Actually that looks like a WIX 33033 which is a stock part for a 66 jeep with 5.7 buick v8.. lol  They see about 6psi of fuel.  It's probably not in the best spot IMO, but I have run one there before and put it on top of the plug wires and zip tied it out of the way.  If you really want a filter there and you want to be able to see it you can get a metal and glass filter for $10 shipped or less, that has a removable filter on the inside.  Then hard mount it as far away from the exhaust as you can.  Maybe hard mount it on a valve cover bolt?

Still like looking at the engine... Nice.
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